#GameDayPrep

Well...I'll be honest.  I'm not a huuuge football fan persay, BUT I am a fan of having fun with my family cheering and laughing.  AND we all know what comes with all of that --- FOOD!  LOTS AND LOTS OF FOOD!! (if your SuperBowl party is anything like my fam's)

Sooo, Here are a couple things you can do to stay on track with your health goals and not let one day derail all of your hard work:

1) Mental Prep

Honestly, it's all about going with my own expectations set of what you will or will not do/eat.  You could go in saying "all the rules are out the window" and go crazy on all the yummy goodness.  OR, you can say "I'm going to endulge a little and stay in control".  OR, you can say "I'm going to stay perfectly on plan".  Whatever your choice is, make it BEFORE you go!  (the last two are probably the better options.  I find throwing all control out the window never goes well and is hard to get back into the groove of self-discipline.

2) Food Prep

FOOD.  You know there is going to be food there.  Make things easier for yourself by bringing some of your own options that are within your own health goals.  Try some new things out and/or stick with the basics of fruit or veggie trays.  It is fun, though, to try out the new stuff!  And there is some great satisfaction of feeling like you are endulging without feeling any guilt.  haha



Here are just a few that I have tried (and plan to try) for some inspiration :D

Cauliflower Breadsticks


Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower


Zucchini Bites

Slice up your Zucchini, and pat the water out, you can grill them first if you want them thick. Spoon a little marinara sauce (homemade—just blend some stewed Italian tomatoes), add a little cheese, and then your choice of toppings (the healthier the toppings, the healthier the bites).  

Then bake at 425 for about 10 minutes, or until done, just keep an eye on it. It will vary on time depending on thickness.


German Cucumber Salad

German Cucumber Salad

Stuffed Cucumbers

(substituted greek yogurt for the mayo and cream cheese)
Stuffed cucumber bites | joeshealthymeals.com. Super easy. but impressive appetizer recipe. Everyone loves this! | joeshealthymeals.com

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